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Khalid performs for servicemembers and their families at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Oct. 26, 2018.
Khalid performs for servicemembers and their families at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Oct. 26, 2018. (Carlos Vazquez/Stars and Stripes)
Khalid performs for servicemembers and their families at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Oct. 26, 2018.
Khalid performs for servicemembers and their families at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Oct. 26, 2018. (Carlos Vazquez/Stars and Stripes)
Khalid performs for servicemembers and their families at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Oct. 26, 2018.
Khalid performs for servicemembers and their families at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Oct. 26, 2018. (Carlos Vazquez/Stars and Stripes)
Former U.S. military dependent Khalid performs at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Oct. 26, 2018.
Former U.S. military dependent Khalid performs at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Oct. 26, 2018. (Carlos Vazquez/Stars and Stripes)
Khalid performs for servicemembers and their families during a concert hosted by Kadena Air Base Force Support Squadron at Schilling Community Center, Oct. 26.
Khalid performs for servicemembers and their families during a concert hosted by Kadena Air Base Force Support Squadron at Schilling Community Center, Oct. 26. (Carlos Vazquez/Stars and Stripes)
Maggie Lindemann opens for Khalid during a performance at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Oct. 26, 2018.
Maggie Lindemann opens for Khalid during a performance at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Oct. 26, 2018. (Carlos Vazquez/Stars and Stripes)
Maggie Lindemann, known for the songs "Human" and "Perfect Girl," performs for servicemembers and their families at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Oct. 26, 2018.
Maggie Lindemann, known for the songs "Human" and "Perfect Girl," performs for servicemembers and their families at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Oct. 26, 2018. (Carlos Vazquez/Stars and Stripes)

KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa — Fans of singer-songwriter Khalid lined up for hours to see the quadruple-platinum selling artist’s recent performance at Kadena’s Schilling Community Center.

Khalid — who was born at Fort Stewart, Ga., and whose mother was once a member of the U.S. Army Europe Band and Chorus — performed favorites such as “Location,” “Love Lies,” “Eastside” and “OTW.”

“Ever since he came out with the song ‘Location,’ I’ve been a fan,” Petty Officer 2nd Class Erlande Alcius said while waiting for Friday’s concert. “It came out in 2016 and from there I had to get all of his albums.”

The Kadena Force Support Squadron-sponsored show was opened by singer-songwriter Maggie Lindemann, 20, a Dallas native known for the songs “Human” and “Pretty Girl.”

Khalid told AFN Okinawa it meant a lot to him to be able to give back to the military via the free performance.

“I wish I could have went to something like this,” he said. “The fact that I get to be so close to so many people who are going through the same thing I went through is amazing and inspiring.”

vazquez.carlos@stripes.com Twitter: @StripesCarlos

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